Directed by: Lee Kwon
Starring: Gong Hyo-jin (Cho Kyung-min), Kim Ye-won (Oh Hyo-joo), Bok-rae Jo (Kim Kee-jeong), Lee Ga-sub (Han Dong-hoon), Kim Sung-oh (Detective Lee)
Country: South Korea; Effed Up Asian Cinema
Language: Korean; Effed Up Korean Films
Genres: Stalking, Home Invasion, Gruesome, Captivity, Thrillers
Plot – Spoilers:
Based on the Spanish film, Sleep Tight.
A Korean bank employee is terrorized by someone trying to repeatedly break into her home. Unlike in Sleep Tight, the lead character here is more mild-mannered and socially unfriendly, which takes away from the evil of the person out to fuck up her life. The stalker’s motives too, are different here.
Door Lock takes some basic elements from Sleep Tight and turns that into a sometimes-implausible home-invasion mystery thriller.
Recommended to be watched after the Spanish original.